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#200846 - 03/18/08 12:24 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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M80s, VP150, 4 x QS8s, EP600, Denon 90W/channel amp. I listen to music (all kinds) a lot and watch movies.

I also have Audiobytes that I absolutely love...but they're no M80s obviously.

Remember that even if you get M80s, you will need a sub unless you only plan to listen to flute music \:\) .

If you can't afford 80s yet, then wait and save up. It'll be worth it.

Of course now we've pumped them up so much that when you get them I'm sure they'll be a let-down \:\) .

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#200866 - 03/18/08 08:26 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: Mojo]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
You will love m80's. I had planned on getting the m60's but these guys talked me into the 80's (plus those were the speakers I auditioned) After listening to the m80's I was worried that I would not like the sound of the m60 as much. I am sure they are both good though
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#200868 - 03/18/08 08:40 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
I auditioned the M60's and they totally sold me on Axiom. I ended up buying the 80's, even though they are undoubtedly overkill for my ~2500 cubic foot room. I figured if I didn't get the M80's I would always wonder how much better they were, and eventually I'd be upgrading to them anyway. (but that's me... if you don't think you'll have that problem, I can tell you from my audition that you'd be happy either way).

The place where I auditioned them was a tough room and the 60's filled it with no problem. 15' ceilings, open living room to kitchen, back hallway, etc. and nevertheless, it sounded beautiful.


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#200869 - 03/18/08 08:45 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: myrison]
terzaghi Offline
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
my room is about 2200 CF and I don't feel like the m80's are overkill at all.
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#200872 - 03/18/08 09:01 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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My NAD amp output power is rated as:
Power output Stereo Mode 2 x 80W
(8 ohms within rated distortion)
IHF dynamic power; 8 ohms 2 x 115W
IHF dynamic power; 4 ohms 2 x 185W

The M80 will only be used for audio and not home teather, since I have a deticated HT room already.

I think my first step would be to audition them, bring my CD along to see if I can hear the difference.

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#200875 - 03/18/08 09:10 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
my room is about 2200 CF and I don't feel like the m80's are overkill at all.


Good point... overkill is the wrong word... What I meant was that they play WAY louder than I ever (ever) could handle in a room that size. Overkill for me really doesn't exist either. I love them entirely and wouldn't trade them for the world...

Besides, who knows, there may come a day when I want to open the windows and crank them to full volume so that I can hear them from the mailbox two blocks away. That way I wouldn't have to take my iPod with me when I go out for a jog or to the mailbox... ;\) I haven't seen that need yet, but if ever I do, the option is there.
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#200876 - 03/18/08 09:11 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
 Originally Posted By: tony00tony

The M80 will only be used for audio and not home teather, since I have a deticated HT room already.


Your HT room is going to be jealous if you put the M80s elsewhere. ;\)
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#200884 - 03/18/08 10:11 AM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: myrison]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
they can def. play louder than you need or would want them to in an average room.
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#200894 - 03/18/08 12:37 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Singapore
Hi myrison/terzaghi,

I too have a 2000+ cfu living room. I'm planning on purchasing the M60 for my room size. But after reading your reply. I'm not sure anymore.

How does the M80's sound in the room of your size. Does it sound bad because of the smaller room or is there no difference?

Is the only issue being the volume that you can play it at?

If the sound quality is so much better and sound equally good at low volumes. I'll get the M80's too.

Comment?

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#200895 - 03/18/08 12:42 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: asiatic]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma

my living room is about 13.5 x 20 x 8 and I sit about 11.5 feet from the m80s. My living room opens up to my kitchen and my hallway so the room is not sealed off.

In my case the m80s sound fantastic with my denon 3808. They sound great both at low and high volumes.

I can not comment on the m60's as I have never heard them.
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